Study Guide: We Are Family!

Sunday October 17, 2021 | Bronwyn Lea, Emily Morrison, Shawna Boren

Brief Summary:

The final teaching of this series is a panel conversation with Bronwyn Lea on the topic of church as family, where Shawna Boren and Emily Morrison explore how the church can move into this experience in everyday life.

Extended Summary:

Today’s teaching came in the form of an interview with Bronwyn Lea, a pastor from California who wrote the book Beyond Awkward Side Hugs. In it she challenges the common cultural relationship patterns that hinder authentic biblical community and proposes ways to move forward to be the true family of God. In this conversation, Shawna Boren and Emily Morrison engage Bronwyn to tease out what it means to be the church in a world where we have lost the ability to love one another well. The questions that were addressed in this conversation include:

This conversation concludes the series on The Lost Art of Friendship. But it does not conclude our pursuit of spiritual friendship with one another. May God bless us as a church as we seek to be God’s family in our everyday lives.

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